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Abbey Pumping Station
Corporation Road
Abbey Lane

Telephone: 0116 299 5111
Fax: 0116 299 5125

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Overview of collections

The Abbey Pumping Station is based on the site of a former 19th century sewage pumping station. In 1972, following extensive development, the site was opened as a museum housing collections relating to industrial history in Leicester, public health and sanitation, cinema equipment and historic vehicles.

Overview of how collections are displayed

The displays are housed within a series of galleries on the site of the former 19th century pumping station.

Star Objects at this location

Working steam beam engines built by Gimsons of Leicester
'Flushed with Pride' - a display on public health and sanitation featuring an interactive talking loo.
Collection Descriptions
Archives Collection (Abbey Pumping Station)
The collection contains, from the knitting industry local companies who have donated archival material, including Che...
Science and Industry Collection (Abbey Pumping Station)
The Leicester Knitwear Industry Collection is a nationally important, multidisciplinary collection, reflecting Leices...
Transport Collection (Abbey Pumping Station)
Under the ‘Collecting Policies for Science and Technology in the East Midlands’ (East Midlands Museums Service, 1994)...

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